Pressing esc before that "Try Ubuntu" window helped
nomodeset worked for me...im in
thank you for your help and patience
one more question. If I decide to install Ubuntu I guess I will have to use same option. What does it mean in "long term". Do I need to install some drivers? do I miss anything using nomodeset?
so I've done some noodling about the apparmor stuff...
Although I don't really know what I'm doing.
sudo apt-get install apparmor-profiles
which looked like it was doing something and helping...
but then I still get
chroot: cannot execute etc/apparmor/initframs : no such file or directory
so I tried doing a sudo apt-get install initframs
worth a punt I thought, but that doesn't exist.. so no..
where do I go from here?
Thanks again for all your helps
Tommy Tomato x
my live cd worked well for starters.. but after i downloaded additional drivers for my laptop,(ATI/AMDproprietary FGLRX graphics driver) the windows disappear.. there are only files, no windows at all.. so i pressed <ctrl><alt><del> to restart and same happen when i logged in ubuntu.. i tried logging in using classic ubuntu, the system is like ubuntu 10.10.. why is there no windows when log in ubuntu.?
P/s: 11.04 seems slower than 10.10..
i am considering to use 10.04 long term support.. is it wise.?
Last edited by danealle; May 3rd, 2011 at 06:39 PM. Reason: missed something.
Look near the end of the first post under the ATI notes for the script to uninstall the fglrx drivers... Somewhere said that these drivers "lost support for" with this version (so far) and running this script should/might get you back up.
If it works, there is a trade off. It is turning off all acpi calls. If we could figure out just what specific acpi call it was that was affecting it, then maybe...
I see this as a temporary work-around, but not as a fix. Yes, I see it as a possible kernel BUG just by with having to use it.
Instead of trying to read any of the information you provide, which surely would only lead me into a headache, I'll simply ask whether I could solve the problem that I now have by simply doing a reinstall?
I'll describe the symptoms.
1. I was not in an upgrade situation when the issue manifested. I was simply restarting the pc for some ordinary reason.
2. When I came to the graphical logon screen, it was changed. I'm ucsing 10.04.1 (I think) and build 126.96.36.199. Instead of the "soft" purplish look it now had a "hard" (like Windows 3.1) look, a black background, a grey box with a blue pc icon at the top, and the default user box had an "air force blue" background.
3. What happens when I enter the usual password is that either the logon screen comes back, or I hear the three rapid tamtam drum sounds and I'm in the black.
I googled "ubuntu terminal reinstall" and I have tried a few commands that didn't help me any (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo apt-get install -f, sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a)
Now, either can someone tell me how I fix this, btw. I'm on a communal pc that is really BAD, but noone in charge bothers to fix it. (That's why I installed ubuntu on it in the first place - it had only Windows XP Pro.) Or could my initial request solve the problem, i.e. would the appropriate command to do a reinstall perhaps solve the problem? If so, what is that command?
I could also mention that not too long after the most recent upgrade of build ubuntu started to drop out of its gui displaying a series of messages that didn't make any sense to me (one about PulseAudio, I don't remember the others). For the many weeks that this has been occurring (several times a day) I have simply dealt with it by hitting ctrl-alt-del repeatedly until it reboots.
The processor is x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~1992MHz
Video Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Monitor: Dell E772p
@MAFoElffen: Any other suggestions for me to try?